CFB Teams Using DJs at Spring Practices
Forget working out to headphones, several college football programs are having DJs perform during football practices this spring.
According to USA Today’s For The Win website, Louisiana-Lafayette, Oregon State and Texas A&M have all had guest appearances from DJs this spring to liven things up at practice with music and get the players amped.
“At first I started dancing, and then I was shocked,” Oregon State running back Storm Woods told the paper. “It made practice more fun, more intense. Guys were flying around. It was a different atmosphere. A better one.”
Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Mark Hudspeth, 44 (pictured), added: “I’m a young guy and I wanted to play music at practice. I would never workout without music.”
Hudspeth, whose favorite song is “Yeah” by Usher, has the Ragin’ Cajuns DJ come to every practice, travel on the team plane and be present in the locker room before and after games.
“After a win it’s just a mosh pit in the middle of the locker room,” Hudspeth said. “I tell DJ Chris (student Chris Hilliard) to hit it and he cranks it up and it turns into a celebration.”
This is a genius idea and expect more football programs to add their own DJs in the never-ending battle to appeal to recruits.
That being said, we have a feeling Alabama head coach and noted curmudgeon Nick Saban won’t be joining this movement any time soon.